Readers’ top 5 online recipe picks for December

December brought another round of holiday cookie recipes, and it was the first full month in which we could monitor our updated, more user-friendly Recipe Finder. (How are you liking it, folks?) Here are the most-viewed online recipes of the month:

1. Extremely Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast. No small triumph to overcome the popularity of recipes dubbed “quick” and “easy.” This preparation does qualify as the latter, however; from Andrew Schloss’s “Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More,” one of our our top cookbook picks of the year.

2. World’s Best Lasagna (Tweaked). We reduced the sodium and fat from the original recipe that appears on

3. Anthony Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourgignon. A classic that has risen to the top of our most-viewed-winter-recipes lists since the Food section ran the recipe in 2004.

4. Chocolate Rum Balls. No-bake, made with chocolate wafers and an unexpected bit of maple syrup. Why make these only during the holidays?

5. Salt Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread. A marbled layer of chocolate and caramel tops a buttery shortbread base.

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